The Fifteenth Annual Scottish Festival is coming up May 6-8, 2016...
...And we are looking forward to a great Festival … We will have the events, exhibitors and activities you have come to expect … pipe bands, professional entertainers, heavy athletics, living history presentations, Scottish goods vendors, Scottish country dancing, dancing competitions, piping competitions, sheep herding demonstrations, genealogy assistance … and much more.
The 2016 Festival is held the weekend of May 6-8, 2016 in Bridgeport, West Virginia. Friday night has a Ceilidh, a party with music, food and conversation. The main Festival is on Saturday all day at the Bridgeport City Park. On Saturday evening we have a concert with our professional entertainers.at the Bridgeport High School. On Sunday, there is a Kirkin of the Tartans, a short parade in downtown Clarksburg followed by a church service at the First Presbyterian Church.
Our Festival's objective is to celebrate and educate about our Scottish and Celtic heritage. The Scots and Scots-Irish were instrumental in the initial settlement of what is now West Virginia. Most West Virginians have at least some Scots and Scots-Irish ancestry, but many know little about either their own ancestry or the culture that has contributed so much to our State and Country.